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Old 07-18-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Talking Helpful Information For You Updated 03/30/2012

[THIS IS HERE FOR YOU SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE INFORMATION COMING INTO CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH SO THAT YOU WILL FEEL MORE "AT HOME" RATHER THAN COMING INTO A STRANGE PLACE.

REMEMBER THERE ARE MANY OF US THAT ARE HERE FOR YOU AND READY TO HELP ANYWAY WE CAN.


THIS IS DEDICATED TO PETER WERNER, JOHN MAGI AND THEIR STAFF FOR WITHOUT THEM, THIS WOULDN'T BE WHAT IT HAS BECOME -

AND EXTRA BIG THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE THAT HAVE HELPED MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO PUT TOGETHER. - YOU ALL ARE THE BEST:-)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD; ANDY AKA AS VERANDAMAN THAT HELPS SO MANY BEHIND THE SCENES AND D.A.I.D. (Disney Angel in Disguise) WHO BRINGS SO MANY SMILES AND MEMORIES ALSO ALL THE STAFF OF DCL THAT MAKES IT REALLY ALL DISNEY DREAM

MOST OF ALL, REMEMBER TO PATRONIZE THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN THOSE THAT BEGAN THIS BOARD WITH THEIR ADVERTISMENTS. THEY DESERVE OUR SUPPORT.

HELFUL INFORMATION FOR YOU

THOSE WITH A HEAVY FOOT ETC

BE ADVISED THAT TICKETS FOR DRIVING VIOLATIONS HERE IN BREVARD COUNTY HAVE NOW GONE UP ANOTHER $25.00 SO THAT WILL MAKE IT WELL OVER $200.00 IF YOU GET STOPPED AND THEY ARE OUT THERE ON MOTORCYLCES, UNMARKED CARS ETC.
DO YOURSELF AND SOMEONE ELSE A FAVOR --DRIVE SAFE


05/29/2009 - YOU CAN NOW BE STOPPED FOR NOT WEARING YOUR SEAT BELT AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE YET FOUND TO KEEP FROM GETTING TICKETED FOR THIS VIOLATION.06/29/2010

TRAFFIC LIGHTS HAVE NOW HAD CAMERAS INSTALLED TO CATCH DRIVERS THAT RUN RED LIGHTS OR COMMIT OTHER INFRACTIONS. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED A FINE STARTING AT $150.00.ALSO BE AWARE THAT IF YOU ARE IN A RENTAL CAR, THE RENTAL CAR WILL ALSO BILL YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THE TICKET SINCE THE VEHICLE BELONGS TO THEM - YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT ANOTHER $35.00 ADDED TO THE TICKET PRICE

ALSO MAKE SURE YOU COME TO A COMPLETE START IF TURNING RIGHT OR TICKET TIME...

FOR NON US CITISENS INFORMATION

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2048291


FINDING BEST GAS STATION WITH LOWER COST

http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices...ape_canaveral/

INFORMATION ON COST OF GAS ON RENTAL CARS BEING TURNED IN HERE

OK I need to really bring each and all up to speed if you are returning a car back in here at Cape Canaveral.
I did some checking today and if you do NOT fill your gas tank before turning it in, you will be charged $6.99 a gal so save yourself a little bit of monies by stopping at one of the gas stations before you turn it back in.
Just food for thought or should I say just gas for thought ;-)


IF YOU HAVE A CONSUMER'S COMPLAINT


http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

INTERNET BILLBOARDS BANNERS FOR POINT OF INTEREST AT OUR SPACE COAST

This is a new web site to locate key points of interest here at the Space Coast - check it out
VERY INTERESTING!!!

http://www.visitcocoabeach.com

http://www.legendarycocoabeach.com/

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CODED MAP OF PLACES

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1753248

TOLL CALCULATIONS FOR THE BEACHLINE FROM ORLANDO OR OTHER AREAS TO THE PORT

http://www.floridasturnpike.com/

FOR TOLL CALCULATION

https://www.sunpass.com/tollCalculator

TRAVELERS TO ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (OIA)

Exit to Orlando airport off the Beachline has changed. Those traveling from the east coast on the Beachline will find the new exit about 1/4 of a mile BEFORE the old exit. The old exit is closed. You no longer go under the bridge and exit to the Orlando Airport. You exit along with the SR 436 Rd exit and bear to left to go to airport. Be sure to pay attention to the new exit signs.

AIRPORTS CLOSEST TO PORT CANAVERAL

http://www.orlandoairports.net/

http://www.mlbair.com/

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http://www.portcanaveral.com/directions.php

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PORT CANAVERAL WEBSITE

http://www.portcanaveral.com/

Includes info on the cruise terminals, restaurants, transportation and local places of interest [/B]

LOCAL CAM INFORMATION:

http://www.portcanaveral.com/webcam.php

You can watch your favorite ships after they have passed the Jetty Park channel (takes about 15 or 30 mins to see ships after they have left the channel)http://www.twopalms.com/

Tourism Sites:

http://www.visitflorida.com/Cape_Canaveral

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IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFORMATION

http://www.fl511.com/Map.aspx

http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h407.htm

http://www.speedtrap.org/city/1799/Cape%20Canaveral

(this is just for those with a heavy foot)

NASA LAUNCHS INFORMATION AND THEN SOME

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
http://spacelaunchinfo.com/faq.html/#park
http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/shuttle/guide.txt

[IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION

weather in CC
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/cap...recast/2230906

Weather in St. Thomas
http://www.vinow.com/usvi/weather.php

http://www.weather.bm/ (Bermuda)

CONCERNED ABOUT HURRICANES? HERE'S THE PLACE TO CHECK IT OUT

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml?

http://orlando.justweather.com/

Closest Hotels to Port Canaveral [/COLOR][/U][/B][/SIZE]

All below 3 Cape Canaveral hotels are about 2 miles from the port and offer rooms with a view of the port, where you will be able to see the cruise ships in the morning. Be sure and sign up for the port shuttles. None of these 3 hotels are on the beach nor is it within walking distance of the beach (5 min cab ride). If you want the beach close, look for a hotel in Cocoa Beach beachfront hotels are posted further down.

RADISSON HOTEL

Beginning July 9 2007 Radisson will officially offer free transportation for guests on weekends and other selected times the Area will be the Port, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center (KSC by reservation only)
Free cruise parking with an overnight stay
Breakfast buffet for $9.95, some higher rates include breakfast
Radisson webcam (points to the port):

ROOM INFORMATION PER REQUEST
None of the rooms will give you an ocean view since they are several blocks from the ocean. The standard rooms are only 2 stories. The suite buildings are 3 stories. For standard rooms and either the 200 or 400 building for suites. The 200 building is closer to the pool although the pool area may get quite noisy so if you want a quiet area request courtyard views. The most favorite rooms are in the 800 building 2nd floor facing the pool. Be aware that most of the pool side rooms are king rooms. There are just a few rooms with 2 beds facing the pool.
Due to the construction of high rise condos, there are very few rooms that will give you small views of the ships unfortunately none have a wide open view of the port any more.


UPDATE MESSAGE FROM JOE P. GENERAL MANAGER


Shirley
I want to update you on what the Radisson Resort at the Port is doing effective May 1 2011. Because of new charges (from the Canaveral Port Authority) for commercial passenger vehicles entering the cruise terminals and continued raising operating costs, Radisson will no longer be offering free shuttle and parking to all guests. Free shuttle and parking will still be available as part of our Park and Cruise packages. For guests that choose another rate, there will an option (at a charge) to add parking and shuttle once they arrive at the Resort. Any reservations that have been made prior to May 1, 2011 will be given free parking and shuttle to the Port per our current marketing message regardless of arrival date.
Also

Beginning Monday April 18, 2011 the Radisson will be selling non hotel guest parking and shuttle to the Port. The cost of this will be $6.99 Daily. We believe this will be a great alternative to the Ports charge of $15 per day, for the folks that live locally and are cruising.

JOE PANACKIA
GENERAL MANAGER
RADISSON RESORT AT THE PORT
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - BAUGHER HOSPITALITY GROUP
PH 321.868.6560
FX 321.868.0064
Jpanackia@Radissonport.com
http://www.radisson.com/capecanaveralfl

BE AWARE THAT THE RADISSON IS A NON SMOKING HOTEL AND NO LONGER HAVE SMOKING ALLOWED ROOMS. THERE WILL BE COMFORTABLE AREAS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SMOKE

Country Inn and Suites

Website: http://www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl

The great thing offered is a free continental breakfast that includes hot continental breakfast with sausage, bacon, eggs, waffles, cereal, juice, milk and coffee etc.
The hotel offers a wonderful Park and Cruise package that includes parking and transportation to and from the hotel and port. It's a great deal for any cruise guest and we are thisclose to the port.

The GM at the CI&S is Sean Esposito and can be reached at this email address if you have any questions, complements or anything else, Mr. Esposito is a super person to work with in fact very nice person and very commadating with his guest.

sean.esposito@countryinns.com

Sean Esposito
General Manager
Country Inn and Suites Cape Canaveral
9009 Astronaut Blvd
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
Phone 321.784.8500
Fax 321.784.8544
Email: sean.esposito@countryinns.com

PS: DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR SHUTTLE DRIVERS FOR THIS
IS PART OF THEIR INCOME:

Website: http://www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl

Marriott Residence Inn

Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mlbri

Free cruise parking with an overnight stay
Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and nightly social hour is on Monday and Wednesday.
Light dinner, beer and wine. (The complimentary light dinners are hors d'oeuvres except for Wednesday and then it is manager's cookout with hot dogs and hamburger)
The GM is Sarah.OShea@marriott.com (she is another super duper GM and very easy to speak with). You can email her if you have any questions, compliments or anything else.

Other Hotels that have been recommended on forum:
Most other hotels will let you leave your car but call and double check. For instance, Wakulla Suites will not let you leave your car.

WEBSITES AND INFORMATION ON OTHER HOTELS HERE!

4 Points Sheraton
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpo...ropertyID=1515

This is where they have a 5600 gal aquarium in the restaurant area and a neat place to eat and just sit there and watch these fish. Nemo and Dory are there also along with a huge eel that likes to be petted like a dog. Will allow the feeders to scratch him until they have to finally quit as he lays there while asking for more.
This hotel is sister to the Radisson and you will be allowed to use the facilities at the Radisson if so wish.
Adam Bonnett is the GM if you have any questions, complements or anything else you want to discuss with him
Abonnett@CocoaBeachSurf.com

Courtyard by Marriott

At the Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral hotel its easy to find your place in the sun - a towel on the beach or a chair by the pool - and soak up the warmth, ambiance, sights and sounds of this amazing destination. This hotel features our new lobby with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, including a tiki bar, poolside lounge, mineral pool and Jacuzzi, room service and a full service restaurant with Starbucks coffee. Our friendly, professional staff members know they are a key part of your vacation experience and you'll always find them pleasant and responsive to your needs. The Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral is a convenient beachside hotel with easy access to Port Canaveral cruises, local restaurants, shopping, and local attractions such as Ron Jon's Surf Shop, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the Brevard Zoo.
Snooze & Cruise Package Available
Package includes complimentary parking while you cruise. Transfers to and from the Port are also included for 2 people in the room. (Transfers for additional guest can be arranged)

For more information please email us at: info@courtyardcb.com
Assistant General Manager, Ebru Tufekci, will also be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You may reach her at (321) 784-4800 x 631 or ebru.tufekci@marriott.com

THE RESORT ON COCOA BEACH
http://theresortoncocoabeach.com/AroundTheResort.htm
Front desk manager is Carol
General Manager is Sandi Thompson
email address is: <b><i><i><u><font color="Red">theres...u></i></i></b>
This is beautiful well kept resort, right on the beach and a time-sharing place.

DOUBLETREE HOTEL
http://www.cocoabeachdoubletree.com/
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The GM is Kristy Galzerno if you have any questions or problems beautiful property and thisclose to the beach. Nice tiki bar on the beach and a good place to watch the turtle between May and September. They are across from a small shopping mall that has a Publix, Dollar store, etc.

Days Inn

http://www.daysinncocoabeach.com/

If you have any questions, comments or complements, you can write Linda at <b><u><font color="Red">idr@5500nort.../font></u></b>. Very nice staff to work with and they really go out their way to please their customers.

The Days Inn Cocoa Beach is located one short block from the beach
and just three miles from the cruise terminals&
Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast&.

Cruise Packages include two roundtrip transfers to the cruise terminal and complimentary parking during your cruise&

Steps away from the Famous Cocoa Beach Pier as well as many dining options including a grocery store across the street...
Prices begin at $79.00
For Reservations call 321-784-2550 ext. 0

The GM IS BRETT DARLINGTON AND A GREAT PERSON TO WORK WITH BESIDES LINDA

Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral provides an environment that's both relaxing and peaceful. Most rooms offer breathtaking views from their private balcony and a hot breakfast is on the house every morning! Your room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker, iron, free high speed internet, and the new 'Hilton Cloud Nine' bed line. Nestled in the heart of Cocoa Beach, Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral is a convenient beachside hotel with easy access to Port Canaveral cruises, local restaurants, shopping, and local attractions such as Ron Jon's Surf Shop, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the Brevard Zoo. Hampton Inn is the first Hampton in the state of Florida to be Green Lodging Certified.
Snooze & Cruise Package Available
Package includes a FREE hot breakfast every morning and complimentary parking while you cruise. Transfers to and from the Port are also included for 2 people in the room. (Transfers for additional guest can be arranged)

For more information please email us at: info@hamptoncb.com
Our Assistant General Manager, Margie Ferrentino, will also be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You may reach her at (321) 799-4099 x 4002 or margie@hamptoncb.com.

LA QUINTA

La Quinta now offers free upscale Continental breakfast buffet which includes waffles, eggs, sausages, bacon, muffins and fruits and this is included with your room. They also offer free wireless high speed internet, microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms and large outdoor heated pool.
They offer shuttle service for $4.00 per person one way and they also have Park and Cruise package and Fly, Snooze & Cruise package which includes the shuttle service also
You can contact Judy Hutcherson at 321-783-2252 Ext. 603 or you can email her at lq0622dos@laquinta.com IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMPLEMENTS OR ANTHING ELSE YOU MAY WANT TO DISCUSS WITH HER.

Comfort Inn & Suites

http://comfortinncocoabeach.com/

The GM is Dave Nimmo and another nice person. This place always reminds me of something I would see overseas with its big clock on top of a tower. They are thisclose to Ron Jons and the Surf Shop of Cocoa Beach.

http://www.smartertravel.com/discoun....html?id=16348

Wakulla Suites
http://www.wakullasuites.com/

Wakulla Suites
www.wakullasuites.com

1-800-992-5852 (local) 321-783-2230 (fax) 321-783-0980
direct email: thewakulla@aol.com

Wakulla Suites has been a family owned hotel for 40 years. Our atmosphere is and has always been family friendly. We are well located in Cocoa Beach only blocks from the famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop (largest surf shop in the world) and Cocoa Beach Surf Company. With plenty of shopping, restaurants and grocery stores all within walking distance. Our hotel spans from A1A (the main road in Cocoa Beach) to the Atlantic Ocean with direct beach access. Our hotel largest section overlooks our tropical gardens, something we are known for, we have over 100 different plants and trees from over 25 different countries.

Wakulla Suites is an all suites hotel, with units that are over 800 square feet. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen with dinner and cookware, a breakfast nook and full sized living room. There is one bathroom and two separate bedrooms, the first bedroom has a king sized bed and the secondary bedroom has both a double and single (with walk in closets). Maximum to a suites is 5 people (we do have one unit that is a three bedroom and can sleep 6 for larger families). We also have 2 suites that are wheelchair accessible. I have listed the suites types (location) in order of rate starting with our Standard suites "Best Value" and ending with our Beach side suites "ocean front building".

Standard Suites - these suites are located at the West end of our hotel and are street side facing A1A

Courtyard Suites - these suites face inward overlooking our beautiful tropical gardens (garden view) these suites are more centrally located and are just a short walk to either the pool or the beach. The courtyard suites are also where you'll find the majority of gas grills for our guests to enjoy.

Poolside Suites - these suites also face inward but overlooking our large swimming pool (pool view)

Beach side Suites - these suites are located in our ocean front building, but note that we call them non-ocean view since the windows face North & South. These suites are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and are therefore at the East end of our hotel.

Parking is free at our hotel, but it limited, so each suite is issued one parking pass, additional vehicles need to park in visitors spaces which are limited and are on a first come basis. Due to the limited parking we can not offer year round park and cruise for our guests, so there are black out times such as March- Mid April, June-Mid August and holidays. We do offer free parking for park & cruise guests whenever possible, for availability simply call our front desk. Our hotel does not have it's own transportation but we can recommend several local companies that are licensed/insured and competitive in rates for both Airport to Hotel as well as Hotel to Cruise Terminal.

Hotel amenities: Our tropical styled hotel offers many great amenities such as our large heated pool and children's wading pool, direct beach access (our property spans all the way to the Alt antic Ocean). We have gas BBQ grills throughout the courtyard, game room, shuffle board courts and beach volley ball. There is a business center in our lobby and free wireless throughout the entire property. We have a beach rental company available for beach chairs, umbrella, surf boards and more. We have cribs (pack & plays) and highchairs available per request. There are also two areas of coin operated guest laundry facilities. We have courtyard areas as well as our ocean deck that can be rented for weddings, reunions and other events. And we do have boardroom that can also be rented for small meetings and functions, it's seats up 24-35 people depending on the set up type.

We offer discounts for 3A, AARP, Military and Police/Fire/Emergency. We also offer group rates based on availability.

My name is Ruby Daniel and I'm the Hotel Manager, I'm available for any questions you may have and for site inspections.

Ruby Daniel
Hotel Manager
Wakulla Suites
Cocoa Beach, FL
1-800-992-5852
1-321-783-2230
1-321-783-0980 Fax
www.wakullasuites.com
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INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT (the old Holiday Inn)

www.internationalpalms.com/

Suites with balconies are located on the 3rd floor and then 1st & 2nd floor have standard rooms with ocean view (no balconies) ASK FOR PARK, SLEEP AND CRUISE PACKAGE - CALL 1-321-783-2271 FOR RESERVATIONS
GM Leslie Jordan ( if there are questions or comments ) Their web site will give more information

IMPORTANT PLEASE TAKE A NOTE OF THIS

Turtle nesting season is from May 1 to October 31 and this is a great place to watch them from BUT PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE TURTLES. ITS AGAINST THE LAW AS WELL AND YOU WILL BE FINED/ARRESTED Just about all the hotels will experience the turtle nesting and you can ask about it when you check in.
Here is information on turtles in case you are interested
http://www.seefloridaonline.com/turtles/

Ocean Landings

http://www.oceanlandings.com/

This hotel is very nice, quiet and thisclose to the Atlantic Ocean - It has a great staff and the best part is that they have 10 rooms that face the ocean and sleeps up to 6 people - these are 2 bedrooms. Now this is
a non smoking resort, but you can smoke out in your balcony or anywhere outside.
The GM is Rodney Ressler who is quite a gentleman and was more than happy to share anything I wanted to know about the resort and if anyone has any problems or questions, this is the person you should ask for or his awesome assistant Blanche Morrison.
Their website is being refreshed and updated, but this is the one that is being used at this time.
The best part is that you have an awesome restaurant right on the property called Gregory's (look below under restaurants)

If you have any questions, email Blanche at

bmorrison@oceanlandings.com


RON JON RESORT


http://ronjonresort.com/

This place is located more or less in a residential area, but the Jetty Park is right next door and the hotel does offer a trolley to the beach.
Very tropical looking and a great staff to work with. They now offer an information computer to find places to go, places to see etc for their guest. They offer shuttle service to the beach and have a great pool with a huge slide
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FAWLTY TOWERS COCOA BEACH

Fawlty Towers has the perfect location. Literally 4 doors down from the
beach. Just a 90 second walk and no major road to cross. Tropical
tranquil and yes truly affordable. It has a lush tropical garden,
swimming pool and its own authentic Tiki bar, featuring European beers
and cider. A unique oasis created with modern comforts and old Florida
charm.
Ron Jons is located next door world famous Surf Shop. Dinosaur Museum is
a great place to visit, restaurants and fine stores are all within a 2
minute walk.
If taking a cruise, we have a shuttle packages available including room
transportation to and from the Orlando Airport and to the cruise ships
at affordable rates. We also offer FREE PARKING with an overnight stay.
Check out our website or give us a call.

http://www.fawltytowersresort.com/

Phone number is 1-800- 887-3870 and you can ask for Terrie

UPDATE: AS OF MAY 01, 2012, the Fawlty Tower will be our first hotel here that will offer
clothing option. My advise is to please call first for full details for I did not want to post their new update as it was sent to me.
Thank you

BEST WESTERN HOTEL


http://www.bestwesterncocoabeach.com/

BW is another of my favorite places. They are close to just about everything including the Cocoa Beach Pier and if you have any questions, you can drop a note to Linda and she will be more than happy to answer any questions her email address is
LDR@5500northcorp.com
The Best Western is the closest Oceanfront Hotel to Port Canaveral&
Enjoy 250 feet of beautiful sandy beach&
Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast&
Cruise Packages include two roundtrip transfers to the cruise terminal and complimentary parking during your cruise&
We also offer upgrades for a One Bedroom Suite or a Direct Oceanfront room,
All with private balconies&

Prices begin at $89.00
For Reservations call 321-783-7621 ext. 366 or 377

The new/old GM that is a great person to go to if you have any questions or comments.
His name is Brett Darlington and he can be reached at the Best Western. He is also the GM for the sister hotel Days Inn.

LUNA SEA MOTEL

http://www.motel6.com/reservations/m...x?searchtype=C
The GM is Lee Moore if you have questions or comments, please contact her.

The La Quinta Inn & Suites

Located at #1 Hendry Avenue, Cocoa Beach
La Quinta is located right next door to the Cocoa Beach Pier and shopping etc. Phone number is 321-784-3126

Located DIRECTLY on Cocoa Beach next to the historic Cocoa Beach Pier, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront offers superior rooms, comfort, and convenience. Every spacious room features a private balcony with a spectacular ocean view, along with popular amenities including mini-refrigerator, microwave, 32 inch flat panel TV, wood floors and much more.
Enjoy our sandy beach, heated outdoor pool, refreshing ocean breeze, the tropical waterfall garden and our poolside bar. We are ideally located directly Oceanfront, in the center of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral we truly look forward to seeing you. After all, we are here to make your stay exceptional.


CHEAT SHEET FOR THE ABOVE ROOMS
Comp parking, but pay for shuttle:
Doubletree Oceanfront Cocoa Beach 321-783-9222
Ramada Inn & Suites Kennedy Space Center 321-269-5510
Residence Inn Cape Canaveral 321-323-1100
www.courtyardcocoabeach.com

Parking & Shuttle:

www.radisson.com/capecanaveralfl
www.bestwesterncocoabeach.com (shuttle is comp for two only)-The shuttle is comp. only if no discounts of any kind are used and same thing goes for Days Inn. Call the hotel directly if any questions
www.daysinncocoabeach.com (shuttle is comp for two only)

Parking, shuttle & breakfast:

www.clarionspacecoast.com
www.qualitysuitescocoabeach.com
www.comfortinncocoabeach.com

Parking & breakfast (pay for shuttle)

www.hamptoninncocoabeach.com
EconoLodge Space Center 321-632-4561

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I DID ASK FOR THE HILTON AND INN OF COCOA BEACH TO BE ADDED TO THIS LIST AND BOTH DECLINED SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CALL THEM DIRECTLY FOR ANY INFORMATION

Port Canaveral Parking

Parking at the port is $15.00 a day (thats per 24 hours) or $105..00 a week paid up front, cash or credit card. There are no other payment plans.
There are no other parking options available in or around Cape Canaveral except for parking at your hotel if allowed.
There is a six-level parking garage for Cruise terminal 10, all other options are open-air parking.

Which ships use terminal 10? Go here:

http://www.portcanaveral.org/cruising/terminals.php
http://portcanaveral.net/cruising/parking.php

Traveling to and from Orlando (MCO) airport and to the port

When you exit the airport you will merge onto the Highway 528 (also called Beachline 528) and travel about 45 miles to Cape Canaveral. There is one toll to pay which is $1.25. There are no restaurants along the way until the highway ends and becomes a 4-lane surface street. Travel time: 45 mins.
Look here for a huge list of transportation options:

http://www.portcanaveral.org/cruisin...dtransport.php

CAR RENTAL CODES INFORMATION

http://www.rentalcodes.com/

DO NOT USE AVIS EMPLOYEE'S CODE

Car Rental

All agree that the cheapest option is to rent a car one-way from the airport, drive to the port, drop luggage/family off at port, drop rental car off and take rental car shuttle back to the port. Repeat in reverse for your post-cruise trip back to the airport. Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Avis & Enterprise, all have drop off locations and free round trip shuttles very close to the port (companies are listed in order of closeness to the port). These four places are open on Sundays and their port shuttles start early in the morning until the afternoon.

Look here for car rental coupons and discount codes:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=558119

ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL

Located in Cape Canaveral
Address is: 6211 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral 32920
Phone number is 321-866-0324
fax number is 321-866-0329
http://www.enterprise.com/
They have 4 shuttles to and from the port
-Sunday open from 7AM to 4PM
Monday through Wednesday and Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday from 7:30 AM to 4 PM
they are opened 7 days a week.
There is a drop box outside the door
If you need to contact them with questions or comments, please email
Derek.j.ponto@erac.com

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE OFF THIS BOARD OK?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Available Enterprise Coupons and Enterprise Promotion Codes:
10% off standard weekly rates Enterprise Coupon ALSTENW (Coupon does not work at Airport Locations)
Free Double Upgrade at Neighborhood locations Enterprise Coupon ETC8DUP which will get you only to a full size car.
Get a free upgrade on your next rental at Enterprise.com

AVIS CAR RENTAL

Located at 6650 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, fl 32920
321-783-3643
www.aviscapecanaveral.com
Their email is now working so you can email Avis with any questions or comments.

THRIFTY & DOLLAR CAR RENTAL

6799 NORTH ATLANTIC AVENUE
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA 32920
321-783-2600

Website: www.dollar.com/
www.thrifty.com/

BUDGET CAR RENTAL (sister to Avis Car rental)

8401 ASTRONAUT BLVD (AKA AS A-1-A)
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
321-784-0634
GM is Pat Chambers

HERTZ CAR RENTAL

8960 ASTRONAUT BLVD
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
321-783-7771

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL IN NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN COCOA BEACH OR CAPE CANAVERAL. THE CLOSEST PLACE IS AT THE AIRPORT IN MELBOURNE, FLA

LOCAL TROLLEY/BUS INFORMATION

http://routefinder.ridescat.com

(NEAT WAY TO GET AROUND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHEN YOU USE A SHUTTLE SERVICE AND UNLESS IT IS BOOKED PRIVATELY WHICH IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE
REGULAR FEE, YOU DO NOT DIRECTLY GO FROM THE CRUISE SHIP OR AREA HOTELS BACK TO THE AIRPORT OR VISA VERSA. THE VANS HAVE TO BE FILLED UP AND IF YOU HAVE AN EARLY FLIGHT, YOU COULD RUN INTO A PROBLEM.

03/31/2011 NEW INFORMATION ON PARKING CLOSE TO THE PORT
If you would like to save monies, get treated extra special, you can now use Park n Cruise
located in Merritt Island right off highway 528 AKA the Beachline.
Leave your car, ride the free shuttle to the port which is minutes away for $6.99 a day
Go to their website and if you have reservations on line, they offer 10% off cruise parking.
Let them know you got the information from this board ok?
You will enjoy the excellent service they offer.
The managers are Bill Moberg and Tim McGrath
www.ParkCruise.com

After car rental, the next recommended alternative to a taxi is a shuttle service.

COCOA BEACH TAXI AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

3 Mercury Grand Marquis
1 Lincoln Town Car
Service is within 15 Minutes unless we are extremely
busy (Sundays)
Lowest Rates in Town.
(Our Rates always stay the same no matter what time or
day your services are needed)

Beach Bound Shuttle
20 Passenger Bus w/Wheel Chair Lift
15 Passenger Van
12 Passenger Van

Both Cocoa Beach Taxi and Beach Bound Shuttle charge
$5.00 per person from the area Hotels to the Cruise
Ships. If the party mentions the Disney or Cruise
Critic boards I will take a dollar off to bring it
down to $4.00 Per Person. When round trips are booked
and they are going to the hotel before there cruise,
The party will transported to the ship free of charge.
Customers that book round trips are also offered
discounted rates for the use of our services, while
they are in town prior and after there Cruise to help
save them money while on vacation.

You are also welcome to check out both of our
websites. We have recently added some additional packages that
included the KSC and Theme Parks.

** We also have booster and car seats available upon
request.

www.cocoabeachtaxiservice.com/


BEACHLINE TRANSPORTATION


Shuttles/Coaches
*12 passenger vans
*25 passenger mini buses
*39 passenger w/wheel chair lift
*49/55 passenger coaches

Car Service and Limousines
*Lincoln town car
*Lincoln navigator
*10 passenger Lincoln Stretch
*10 passenger Chrysler 300
*16 passenger Hummer
*18 passenger Escalade
Prices vary by number of passengers.

A 10% discount is offered if clients mention the Cruise Critic boards
We serve all Cocoa Beach area hotels
We serve all Florida airports including Orlando, Melbourne, Sanford, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports.
We offer service to/from most Florida cruise ports.
Beach Line Transportation
321-453-9660
www.beachlinetransportation.net

Or you can write Glenn personally at info@beachlinetransportation.net

TRAVELINK SHUTTLES AND BUSES[/B]

www.travelynx.net

for more information
321-631-7796 (for shuttles)
321-631-7777 (for buses)


EXECUTIVE VIP LIMOUSINE AND SEDAN SERVICE
TOWNCAR SERVICE FOR UP TO 3 PERSONS IS $79 FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PORT CANAVERAL CRUISE SHIPS AND AREA HOTELS. LIMOUSINE SERVICE FOR UP TO 6 PERSONS IS $125.00. NO CHARGE FOR STORE STOP ALONG THE WAY FOR SODA, WATER, SNACKS ETC. ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION TO KENNEDY SPACE CENTER IS $59 FOR UP TO 3 PEOPLE IN A TOWNCAR AND $99 FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE IN A LIMOUSINE.
WE OFFER EVERYTHING FROM PORT AND AREA HOTELS TO ORLANDO THEME PARKS-NIGHTS ON THE TOWN---- ANY AND ALL OCCASIONS. CONTACT 321-505-0009 OR 321-452-6187. www.EXECUTIVEVIPLIMOUSINE.COM
OWERS ARE Michael & Marlene (SUPER COUPLE)
and THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS: viplimo@screenstar.com
My own thoughts on this couple I have found Michael and Marlene to really care about their guests and go over the edge to please. Very honorable, honest and most of all reliable.
UPDATE... they now have a stretch limo with a lot of extras including a Karoke machine - holds up to at least 10 to 15 people

Taxi Service to the port and around the port area:

One way from the Orlando airport to the port is 100.00 dollars on up. Taking a taxi from your Cocoa Beach / Cape Canaveral hotel to the port will run you around $9.00 to $10.00 10 minutes drive time from anywhere in Cocoa Beach.



Another great choice for transportation is Hot Rayz Limos....

Hot Rayz Limo has been serving all of Central Florida and provides residents, corporate clients and visiting travelers with luxurious vehicles and great chauffeurs for over 9 years.

They are located on U.S.#1 in Melbourne, Florida but do cater to the cruise ships in Port Canaveral.
They can take you to Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Orlando famous theme/water parks, Brevard famous beaches, Orlando Outlets for shopping and more. They have different sizes of passenger vehicles to travel in style.

You can visit their website at www.Hotrayzlimos.com/ to get more information and their email is info@hotrayzlimos.com

They have special Florida cruise line packages for limos and party buses and also offer airboat ride packages with luxury transportation included to and from the ship.

You can call Bob @ 321-412-2202 also for more info.



[/B]Tropical Storm
321-433-3446
www.tropicalstorm.com

Space Port Transport
321-986-8026
www.spaceporttransport.com

Yellow Cab
321-636-1234

Cape Canaveral Cab
321-783-8294

Cocoa Beach Taxi
321-783-1299
www.cocoabeachtaxiservice.com
The motto is "PAY WHAT YOU WANT"
They even have removed the meter from their cabs
but please be reasonable with payment for service
do tip your drivers.

One-Way Taxi Rates from Cape Canaveral to:

International Drive $95-120
Walt Disney World $125.00 up to 4 people (additional 10.00 per person)
Orlando Airport $80.00 up to 4 people (additional $10.00 per person)
Space Coast Regional Airport $65-85
Orlando Sanford International Airport $90-100
Dayton International Airport $100-110
Kennedy Space Center one way $45.00 for 4 people - round trip $80.00
Merritt Square Mall $15.00 for up to 6 people
AKK Orlando Theme Parks - $125.00 up to 4 people (Additional $10.00)
Cocoa Village - $20.00 up to 4 people (additional $person $5.00)
Cocoa Beach Pier $7-10
Melbourne International Airport $60.00
Miami $300-400.00

Restaurants next to Port Canaveral
Recommended on the forum:

Fishlips
http://www.fishlipswaterfront.com/
You will enjoy this restaurant - great service and food
They do take reservations
and as guest you can receive 10% discount if YOU SHOW YOUR HOTEL KEY.
.
Grills
http://www.visitgrills.com/

They also serve breakfast
Guest can receive their 10% discount IF YOU SHOW YOUR HOTEL KEY, YOU WILL GET THE DISCOUNT. Out of State Driver's Licenses are no longer acceptable - there isn't even a "local's discount", but at least you will get yours - if you have any problems OR questions, ask to speak to Howard who is the GM also one of the owners is Christian Herrnkind.

Rustys

http://www.rustysseafood.com/
.
Grills and Rustys dont take reservations but if you call about 1/2 hr before going, they will put your name on the "list".

Can watch the ships sail out of the port at any of the above. The ships leave the port Saturdays at 4:00 PM, Sundays at 5:00 PM if they are on time. Drive time: 5 mins from the Radisson/Residence Inn/CI&S area.
For more info on all port-area eateries:
http://www.portcanaveral.org/recreation/dining.php

Restaurants in Cocoa Beach and recommended on the forum:

Cazoni's Pizza
Free delivery & coupons
www.cazonispizza.com
They have sit in service
phone 321-783-1112
Ed is the owner of Cazoni's and a very personable person.
(BEST PIZZA IN CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH)

Kelsey's Pizzeria
Located right next door to Radisson
www.kelseycanaveral.com/

321-783-9191

Zackary's Greek Restaurant
Just past the port before and next door to Racetrac.
UPDATE... after an number of tries, I can no longer recommend Zackary's
their food and service has been unacceptable ...as Pete mentioned on
the dispod after taking his team there for lunch "their food was AWFUL"
and their service is also very poor.

Sunset Waterfront Bar & Grill
Located at 500 West Cocoa Beach Csway (AKA Hwy 520)
phone number is 321-783-8485
This is a neat place to go to relax, have a drink, meal and watch the sunset from the patio.
Cool breeze from the river and just watch the boats go by.
The GM is Rhoda Milligan

[Coconuts on the Beach
Located at 2 Minutemen Csway, Cocoa Beach, Fla
phone number 321-784-1422
www.coconutsonthebeach.com
This is right on the beach and a fun place

Boston Beef & Seafood

Boston Beef & Seafood which once was located in Cape Canaveral and hidden away has moved where the Omelet Station was. They are close to Best Western, Days Inn and Publix Shopping Center. Their food is excellent especially the blue crabs. Very casual

Pig and Whistle English Pub
Sports bar w/ satellite TV 240 North Orlando Avenue 321-799-0724
Excellent food and service
(NEW LOCATION WITH AN AWESOME SPORTS BAR AND VERY ENGLISH)

Roberto's Little Havana
26 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach
phone number - 321-784-1868
http://www.robertoslittlehavana.com/

if you mention that you are off this board, you won't need the coupon for your treat of dessert.

GREGORY'S RESTAURANT
www.GregorysOnTheBeach.comOwned by very nice lady named Brigitte
Brigitte is also owner of Izzy's Bistro located at 6615 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cape Canaveral and the phone number is 321-783-4548. The manager's name is Jutta Rose if you have any questions.

Izzy's is opened from 4PM to 12PM Tuesday through Saturday. The interior has just been renovated and an atmosphere you would really enjoy plus an extensive wine selection. No reservations needed
http://www.izzysbistroflorida.com/html/links.html
The restaurant is located right next door to Sunseed Health food Store.

Siam Orchid Thai & Japanese Cuisine
1275 N. Atlantic Avenue,
Cocoa Beach
321-783-4545
EXCELLENT sushi food and beautiful presentation.
LOVE THEIR FOOD
IF YOU TELL THEM YOU GOT THE INFO FROM THIS BOARD, YOU WILL RECEIVE A TREAT

Tokyo Japanese Steak House
5840 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Fla
321-799-0058

Florida Seafood
Located on Highway 520 excellent seafood and they are surrounded with numerous tanks of tropical fish that can be fascinating especially for the kids
http://www.floridas-seafood.com/

Murdock's Bistro
Cocoa Village
http://www.murdocksbistro.com/

BRANO'S ITALIAN GRILL
Excellent Italian food.
The owner Brano Kunik is also the chef. (BOY HE CAN COOK!!!)

They are located at 3680 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach
Phone number is 321-783-6031
They will cater to cruise meets but call and speak to Erin and she will work with you.
If you mention this board, you will get a nice treat at no charge.

Lobster Shanty
2200 State Road A1A
Cocoa Beach, Florida
321-783-1350
Outdoor dining available and can feed huge catfish.
www.jackbakerslobstershanty.com (look for Cocoa Beach location)
This is a super nice seafood restaurant and Riverfront Dining
http://www.JackBakerslobsterShanty.com/

Heidelberg Restaurant
#7 North Orlando Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida
321-783-6806
(This was Boot Randolph's favorite place - (excellent German food & Jazz place)

Thai Paradise
225 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (AKA HIGHWAY 520)
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32031
PHONE 321-783-1687
great food and presentation

Old Fish House Restaurant
249 W. Cocoa Beach Csway (520)
321-799-9190
http://oldfishhouserestaurant.com/

(excellent blue crab meals)

Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant
http://www.dixiecrossroads.com/

Slow & Low Bar-B-Que Bar & Grill
306 North Orlando Avenue (Still part of A1A)
Cocoa Beach, Florida
321-783-6199
www.slowandlowbarbeque.com

Red Lobster Restaurant
215 E. Merritt Island Causeway (AKA Highway 520)
Merritt Island, Florida
321-453-3520
(FOR THE REAL FLORIDA LOBSTER and Bahama Mama's)

Outback Steakhouse
777 E. Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, Fla
321-454-4450

Olive Garden
205 E. Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, Florida
321-459-0306

Longhorn Steakhouse
770 E. Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, Florida
321-456-5559
(Excellent food)
LOVE THEIR FOOD --ASK FOR MICHAEL

Taste of Goa Indian Cuisine
8501 Astronaut Blvd
Cape Canaveral, Fla
321-799-8600

Sonny's Real Pit BBQ
2005 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Fla
321-868-1000
Excellent Bar-b-que food (best in town)
www.sonny'sbbq.com/

FOR ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

The Mango Tree Restaurant
118 North Atlantic Avenue
321-799-0513
www.themangotreerestaurant.com

Where can I buy gas for my rental car/food /snacks/alcohol /toiletries I forgot to pack?
About a mile past the entrance to the port (right next door to Residence Inn and Country Inns and Suites) is a big Racetrak mini mart/gas station for beer and probably some wine plus other supplies as water, sodas, snacks etc. Most stores that sell only beer and wine and are allowed to sell between 7 am to 2 am except most places on Sunday dont start until 12PM. Racetrak has a very friendly staff members and have been known to help many number of lost guests find themselves on the right road.
They also now have beach supplies such as sunglasses, sun lotion etc and working toward getting more supplies on hand.

Can I walk to the port from my hotel?

Its about 2 miles from the closest hotel (Raddison or Country Inns and Suites), along a highway with no sidewalk. Not recommended! NO NO NO PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!!

CHURCHS IN CAPE CANAVERAL AND COCOA BEACH (also in Orlando and Merritt Island)

Christ Lutheran Church
7511 N. Atlantic Avenue, CB
321-783-3303

http://www.christlutherancapecanaveral.org/

Church of Our Saviors
5301 N. Atlantic Avenue CB
Phone 321-783-4554
http://oursavioursparish.org/

Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island

http://www.divinemercychurch.org/

Queen Mary of the Universe in Orlando, Fla.
http://www.maryqueenoftheuniverse.org/

First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach
830 South Atlantic Avenue
321-783-2844

http://www.brevardbaptistassociation.com/
[(list of all Baptist church in Brevard County)

First United Methodist Church
3300 North Atlantic Avenue CB
321-783-8991
http://www.gbgm-umc.org/fumccb-fl/

Grace Bible Presbyterian Church
1 Church Lane CC
321-784-5740
http://www.brevardchurches.com/presbyterian.asp
(Directory for Presbyterian Churches in Brevard County)

Riverside Presbyterian Church
3400 North Atlantic Avenue CB
321-783-6085
http://www.riversidepres.org/

First Baptist Church of Cape Canaveral
8711 N. Atlantic Avenue
321-783-5798

Club Zion Interdenominational Church
165 Minutemen Csway CB
321-799-4340

Jewish Synagogues
Chabad Jewish Community Center,
1190 South A1A, Satelitte Beach - 321-777-2770
Jewish Federation of Brevard-108-A Barton Avenue, Rockledge, Fla 321-636-1824

CLOSEST SUPERMARKET AND SHOPPING

WALMART SUPER CENTER
2700 CLEARLAKE ROAD
COCOA, FLORIDA 32922
321-639-1610 (THIS IS RIGHT OFF HIGHWAY 528, TURN RIGHT ON TO 524, GO TO THE END AND THEN TURN LEFT FOR LESS THAN HALF A MILE - ITS WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT (YOU CAN NOT MISS IT)

WALMART SUPER CENTER
1500 EAST MERRITT CAUSEWAY (AKA HWY 520)
MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA 32953
321-452-6058

TARGET
250 CROCKETT BLVD
MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA 32952
321-452-1014 (TARGET REALLY FACES STATE ROAD #3 AKA NORTH COURTENAY PARKWAY - YOU TURN OFF HWY 528 HEADING SOUTH - GO ABOUT 2 MILES AND YOU WILL NOT ONLY A LARGE PUBLIX, BUT TARGET LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FURTHER SOUTH)

PUBLIX GROCERY MART
2301 STATE ROAD 524
COCOA, FLORIDA 32922
321-636-2583

PUBLIX SUPER MARKET
5645 NORTH ATLANTIC AVENUE
COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA 32931
321-783-1014

PUBLIX SUPER MARKET
1850 NORTH COURTENAY PKWAY
MERRITT ISLAND, FLA 32953
321-452-0288

WHERE IS ABC LOCATED?

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
6020 North Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, Fla
321-799-0049

NEED A DRY CLEANER RIGHT NOW?
60 Minute Cleaners
300 W. Cocoa Beach Csway
Cocoa Beach, Fla
321-783-2128

CLOSEST MALL/MOVIE THEATRE TO CAPE CANAVERAL/COCOA BEACH
www.merrittsquaremall.com 321-452-3270
http://www.cobbtheatres.com/merritt.htm

ENJOYMENT OF OUR "VILLAGE" WITH A LITTLE FOR EVERYONE
http://cocoavillage.com/
http://www.ulyssesprimesteakhouse.com/
http://www.margaux.com/ This is a 5* French restaurant and not only world known but has received many awards
The Black Tulip
http://www.theblacktulip.net/

FOR THE COCOA VILLAGE NEWSPAPER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MAPS
www.cocoavillage.com/cvnews

Or write lori@theblackdoggallery.com FOR ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION REGARDING COCOA VILLAGE

NEED A GREAT DRY CLEANERS/SEAMSTRESS FOR AN EMERGENCY?

Rosie's Stitch In Time

8020 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
321-784-8343

WHERE CAN I GO TO GET STUFF SHIPPED HOME?
PAKMAIL
8501 ASTRONAUT BLVD
Cape Canaveral, Forida 32920
Phone 321-799-9905
Fax 321-799-9956

email address PakMail702@bellsouth.net

If you DO NOT want to concern yourself with the carrying of ''stuff'' home that you have purchase or too much to take on the plane, you can take it over to their place of business or they will be more than glad to pick it up from Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and they will ship anywhere and everywhere. They are UPS and FEDEX office.
Owners are Steve, Bonnie and Amy ---super nice folks to work with and very accommodating to your shipping needs.


Local Attractions / Place of Interest mentioned on the forum

The Manatee Park
Manatee Sanctuary Park located at 701 Thurm Blvd which is off West Central Street - this is located right between Zackarys and Traxx (Zackarys is right next door to the Radisson) - park hours are from 7AM to dark. You can walk to it from the Radisson: 2 long blocks approx 10 mins walking, but you do have a sidewalk and the walk is nice although not shady. There is no cost and it does have a super nice and clean rest room, places to sit out of the sun. Best time for manatees: early morning or just before dusk
Also every Friday evening, FREE FAMILY MOVIES

Kennedy Space Center
http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
Tickets: $38 adult/$28 child (ages 3-11). Ticket valid for two days of admission (must be used within 7 days of first use).
Discount tickets can be had at some hotels (like the Radisson or the Country Inn and Suites) or at ticket brokers (Google for discount Kennedy Space Center tickets).
You will enjoy this site:
http://www.texasjim.com/NASApix/NASA%20pix.htm

WILDLIFE PARK
http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/

MUSEUM

Tico Warbird Air Museum (Titusville,Fla)
www.vacwarbirds.org

ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO CHECK OUT[/COLOR]


http://spacecoastwatertours.com/default.aspx

HOW ABOUT ALLIGATORS AND WILDLIFE?

(Food is great also and no the food isn't you)

http://www.twisterairboatrides.com/cabbage.htm

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT RIPTIDES??
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SHOULD BE READ VERY CAREFULLY


http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?145

Beaches
:

Jetty Park -
397 Jetty Park Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Jetty Park is at the beginning or ending of the channel where all the ships go out. There is a $5 per car charge to get in, but well worth it. It has nice bathrooms, showers, place to eat, fish, walk and a super nice beach. It does have shade and camp grounds also. Directions: Take the Beachline (520) from the airport due East. After you pass the cruise ship port get into the left lane and slow when it says to 45mph (police fav. hiding place) the road turns into a city street with a RateTrac store on your right. Look to the left at the big white bldg with the blue roof and turn left between there and McDonalds. Go to the traffic light (2 blocks) and turn left. Go to the traffic light (3 Blocks) and turn right.

http://www.jettypark.org/

Cocoa Beach & Pier
http://www.cocoabeachpier.com/

Their beach shower is outside, FYI. The Cocoa Beach has 2 restaurants, gift shop, volley ball court and of course the beach and then you have shopping close to the pier. Note: you cannot see the ships from the Cocoa Beach pier.

Ron Jon's Surf Shop: http://www.ronjons.com/DisplayContent.aspx?ContentID=39
Cocoa Beach Surf Shophttp://cocoabeachsurf.com/
Mini-golf and go-carts:

Traxx at Jungle Village
Located at 8801 Astronaut Blvd,
Cape Canaveral phone number 321-783-0595. Traxx has miniature golf, go-carts, laser tag and arcades

http://www.cocoabeach.com/parks.html
(Additional information on entertainment for kids)

Deep-Sea Fishing:

Miss Cape Canaveral http://www.misscape.com/
Orlando Princess http://www.orlandoprincess.com/

Airboat Tours: http://www.airboatecotours.com/ or Adventure 321-636-2091

Fishing and Diving Center
6300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral
Phone number 321-783-3477
Excellent place for local information one to one on fishing, diving etc. Also a mom and pop owned shop. They also have rental equipments
Owner Rob Lamontagne
Brenda @ Fishing and Diving Charters---321-298-3690
(EXCELLENT FOLKS TO DO BUSINESS WITH)
Make sure you tell them you are off this board

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

[COLOR="Red"]Cape Canaveral Hospital
701 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy (AKA) Hway 520 and phone number is 321-799-7111. The emergency room is located in the back of the hospital on the East side.

ABC Urgent Walk In Clinic is located at the White Rose Shopping Center 275 West Cocoa Beach on Hwy 520, Cocoa Beach, Fla. They just opened this month of November 2008 - Clean and VERY professional. You need no appointments and their hours are from 9AM to 7PM every day.
You can speak to Jennifer at 321-799-7777.

Health First Walk In Clinic is located in Cocoa Beach @105 South Banana River Blvd, Cocoa Beach and phone number is 321-868-8313 - hours are Monday -Friday 8AM to 7:30PM - Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 1pm - this clinic is located near the South Publix in Cocoa Beach

[COLOR="Red"]Dental Clinic Emergency Service

Dr. David Boers, DDS

Island Cosmetic Family Dentistry
41 North Orlando Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida
321-799-1090
http://www.davidboers.com/

LOCAL FRIENDS OF BILL W.
http://www.aaspacecoast.org/images/header_02.jpg
http://www.aaspacecoast.org/WhereWhen.htm

MOTION SICKNESS INFORMATION:

http://www.nomoremotionsickness.com/
http://studenttravel.about.com/od/bo...onsickness.htm
http://www.motioneaze.com/
http://www.motionsickness.net/aboutms.html
http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_motion.htm

Sheriff's Department
321-868-1212 (Non emergency)
Tips hotline--321-432-8477
Fire Department 321-783-4777
Library----201 Polk Avenue Cape Canaveral 321-868-1101
Post office -321-783-3163 (in front of the Radisson)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Brevard Medical Equipment (will deliver and pick up all types of medical equipment needed including wheelchairs, Oxygen etc
to all cruise ships

119 North Banana River Blvd
Merritt Island, Fla
321-453-3370
http://www.brevardmedicalequip.com/

another source

http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=23052

EMERGENCY AUTO REPAIRS
Rapid Auto (Lou) honest and fair as the day is long
171 South Banana River Drive
Merritt Island, Fl.
321-459-0924

IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE OR JUST NEED HELP
Shirley"s cell 321-508-2246
Norm's cell 305-797-1206


Amoco Spaceport Station (Triple A provider)
8000 Astronaut Blvd
Cape Canaveral, Fla
321-784-5228

EMERGENCY REPLACEMENT CAR KEYS
Pop-A-Lock
321-783-1755

HAIR/NAIL/MAKEUP, NAILS EMERGENCY INFORMATION FOR WOMEN :-)

Tips and Toes
Located at 150 Canaveral Plaza (right next door to Winn Dixie) in Cocoa Beach
Lynn and her staff have excellent experience and they also do beautiful work -
they have been located there for about 18 years.
Mon-Sat 9AM to 7PM
They will give you a treat if you mention this board
321-799-3003

DeMarco Hair Salon and Day Spa
6500 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, Fla
321-868-9000

They have full service and walk-ins are welcomed.
They have manicures, pedicures, facials, body waxing
and teeth whitening
Ella is excellent with her customers - very warm and creative
Also is an expertise with bridal parties

CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT

For Children entertainment is as follows:

Brevard Zoo which is located about a 25 min. drive from Cape Canaveral is located at 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla and website is www.brevardzoo.org phone number is 321-254-9453 opens from 9:30am to 5pm.

The NEW Dinosaur Store
Located right on highway 520 and phone number is 321-783-7300.
http://www.dinosaurstore.com/
Their new building opened March 20, 2009 and it is beautiful and very interesting. It is a 2 story high museum.
What a place for kids and adult kids to enjoy. They offer an area for kids to interact with history such as digging for fossils they have so much, I can not describe it all was really pretty awesome when I took my grandkids they didnt want to leave

Brevard Community College Planetarium
-1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa. Fla
321-433-7373
http://www.brevard.cc.fl.us/planet/

EVER WONDER WHAT OTHER SHIP WILL BE IN PORT WITH YOU.
http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/ (no charge to register with this site)
http://www.cruisett.com/

INFORMATION ON MAZATLAN, MEXICO (DIRECT FROM THE ISLAND)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1330088
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http://costamayacruiseexcursions.com/

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http://www.godfreytoursvi.com/
http://www.magensbayvi.com/
http://www.vinow.com/stthomas/beaches_stt/index.php
http://www.coralworldvi.com/

Information on coral world as posted on board about $3.00 off coupon
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Ok so you want to get some fishing in - here is a link that could help with decisions.

http://stthomascruiseexcursions.com/FishingStThomas.htm

INFORMATION ABOUT DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER IN NASSAU
http://www.dolphinencounters.com/

INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRAW MARKET IN NASSAU
http://www.bahamasgo.com/treasures/strawmarket.htm

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http://www.explorekeywesthistory.com/
http://www.historictours.com/keywest/
http://www.visitflorida.com/Key_West
http://www.keysnet.com/
http://keywest.com/newbigmap.gif
http://www.keywest.com/graphics/KeyWestsm.jpg
http://www.keywesttravelguide.com/ke...-coupons.html#
http://www.keywest.com/
http://www.keywesttravelguide.com/
http://www.see-keywest.com/
http://www.sunsetcelebration.org/history.htm

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I know some people have talked about the Brevard Zoo even though it is in Melbourne.
http://www.brevardzoo.org/

From its website:
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Brevard Zoo is located on Florida’s Space Coast, just ½ mile east of I95, exit 191 in Melbourne
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What a great list. Thanks for putting it together.
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Thanks for all the info.
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WOW This is wonderful. I vote for a sticky, too.
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Thanks for posting all this info! It is brilliant, and great to have all in one place.
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Great information Shirley!

I've added a link to this thread in the Misc. section of the FAQ (which is already a sticky). I'm sure than many people will find this info very useful!

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Wow!! Great information. Thanks so much for putting it together.
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If anyone can think of other places, other information you would like added to the information list, please let me know. I really believe that all the information gathered above will answer a lot of questions for you. This information was compiled by an number of us to make it easier for you.
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Thank you for going back and adding some extra lines in between some of the text. I was just coming to suggest that, hoping I wasn't being too picky. I had already printed this out and will go back and print out the new and improved version.
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Thank you for going back and adding some extra lines in between some of the text. I was just coming to suggest that, hoping I wasn't being too picky. I had already printed this out and will go back and print out the new and improved version.
Thanks for the comeback - I am NOT a computer savey so I have been going in adding, changing, taking away etc so thanks again for the comment. I still have a great deal more to add, but like anything else, it will take time.
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